Feeling Ticklish : pain or pleasure
Tickling is a phenomena we are all familiar with and to some extent can describe. However tickling presents many contrasts and contradictions which present great difficulties as we try to explain why it exists. Great minds such as Darwin have puzzled over tickling and been stumped. This talk will explore what we think we know about tickling. Within reason and the boundaries of acceptability there may be opportunities for audience participation to examine some of the facts that have been proposed for tickling. The talk will explore what tickling is, what properties does tickling have, and what are the functions of tickling. The talk will present some of the more ingenious experiments that psychologists have undertaken to explore tickling. Being tickled will never be the same again.
Professor Peter Hepper completed his PhD in Psychology at Durham University before coming to Queen’s Belfast where he was appointed as Professor in 1993. A chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society, in 2007 Peter was awarded The Thomas R. Verny Award for Outstanding Contributions to Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health by the American Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology & Health.
Sunday 29th May, 3pm
Black Box, Green Room